Mike Weatherley (Hove, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Health
(2) what percentage of NHS IT expenditure in 2009 was spent on software which can only be maintained by the original supplier;
(3) how much the NHS has spent on IT projects over three years late in delivery (a) in total and (b) in 2009;
(4) what percentage of NHS IT projects were put out to tender online in 2009.
Simon Burns (The Minister of State, Department of Health; Chelmsford, Conservative)
Comprehensive information about information technology procurements by national health service organisations is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.